Sutton is confident his old club will stay up.
He told the Pink 'Un: "Chris Hughton is a likeable person, but more importantly he seems to have stabilised the club and I think they can really kick on next season again.
"I'm sure they will stay in the league this season. They had that good run in the autumn and got the points tally up - and as often happens in the Premier League, they haven't found it all easy. But I think Chris has done a good job. It was always going to be difficult to follow Paul Lambert. He has changed the style of play a little bit.
"I know some people feel Norwich are not positive enough, but I actually think he has got it bang on. The main thing is staying in the Premier League and Norwich are well on the way to doing that."